Ways that you can get involved in the review of the National Travel Assistance Policy.
UPDATE: 12 December 2017
We’ve had a great response to the surveys but would like more
Thank you to everyone who has taken the time to complete the survey, particularly those who have sent in hard copies. Please encourage people to go to the survey link, or print a copy if they have a view to contribute.
Our survey and Leadership Group clearly tell us that the NTA Scheme is highly valued by users, at a time when they are likely to be under significant stress. We need to do more thinking about making the process for registering and claiming easier, and whether the Scheme is focusing on those people with the highest needs getting to treatment.
- Leadership Group - latest updates: meeting summary, terms of reference, member biographies
Why we want your input
We would like to make the review of the National Travel Assistance (NTA) Policy as focused on the patients, and finding real, practical solutions to issues, as possible.
We are providing multiple ways through which people can have input. These include:
Who can complete the survey:
The survey is open to anyone who has used the National Travel Assistance (NTA) Scheme, supported a patient, or who works with the Scheme.
Completing the survey will help us to improve the NTA Scheme by providing us with a range of views about:
- how people currently experience the NTA
- what the needs of people who travel for treatment are, and
- what improvements could be made to the Scheme.
We enourage you to circulate this survey amongst your networks, or to people you know who have an important view to contribute.
The survey will be open until the Review begins to start drafting recommendations for improvements to the Scheme. This will be in approximately February 2018 and advertised well in advance.
Complete the survey:
There are two versions of the survey. One is for patients and their support people using the NTA Scheme. The other is for professionals and organisations who work with the NTA. You can complete the survey on the SurveyMonkey website:
If you are unable to complete the form online, download and print out a copy:
- NTA survey for patients and support people (PDF, 178.14 KB)
- NTA survey for professionals and organisations (PDF,130.75 KB)
Return your completed survey by:
National Travel Assistance Policy Review
c/o Kimberly Gilmore
Ministry of Health
P.O. Box 5013
What to expect from us when you voluntarily provide personal information: Read our privacy statement about information you provide us.
The Ministry's project team will be looking for opportunities to engage with stakeholder groups (particularly patients, Māori, Pacific, and rural people) where more detailed input is needed, or a desire for more engagement is expressed. If you want to get in touch, email the project team: NTAPReview@moh.govt.nz.
If you want to submit information, provide feedback or make enquiries you can email the project team: NTAPReview@moh.govt.nz.